Watch UK Trailer For New Zealand Hip-Hop Doc Dawn Raid


When it comes to Hip-hop we always hear about the artists at the top. Rarely do we hear about those elsewhere until now with Dawn Raid and Universal Pictures have released the Official Trailer.

This documentary is the fascinating untold story of New Zealand’s first Hip Hop label. Following their struggles, ups of music label Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders, Andy Murnane and Brotha D.

I may not be an expert in Hip-Hop, however these guys have much respect in the genre internationally. Giving a platform to their country’s artists to rise to the top. This looks to have a lots of emotion, most of all looks highly entertaining…

The extraordinary untold story of New Zealand’s first Hip Hop label will be on available on digital release in the U.S. Directed by Oscar Kightley and from the producers of McLaren and The Dead Lands, DAWN RAID charts the rise of Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders Andy Murnane and Brotha D – the unlikely duo behind some of New Zealand’s biggest hip-hop and RnB artists including Savage, Mareko, Adeaze and Aaradhna. From humble beginnings selling t-shirts on the streets of South Auckland, Andy Murnane and Brotha D formed a legendary partnership that would defy the odds and become music royalty both at home and across the world.

The film explores the incredible challenges and struggles that were buried deep beneath the glamor of chart-topping hits with the hottest local and international talent – rifts between artists, unpaid tax debts, feelings of failure and betrayal – and the immeasurable musical legacy that was created in spite of this. Featuring some of New Zealand’s and the US’s biggest hip-hop and RnB artists, DAWN RAID is an inspirational, heart pounding celebration of local home-grown talent who not only gave a voice to their local community, but paved the way for a future generation of artists.

Following its release in New Zealand and Australia last year to critical acclaim, DAWN RAID, an unmissable watch for Hip Hop fans and gripping underdog story of how New Zealand’s first Hip Hop label became a success against all odds.

Dawn Raid will be available on Digital and On Demand from Tuesday 11th January in the UK, Ireland and the U.S.